Ashley Cash has been appointed and confirmed to become the new Director of the Division of Housing and Community Development. Ashley served as the Administrator for the Division's Comprehensive Planning department since 2016, leading the first comprehensive planning process in the City of Memphis since 1981, reaching over 15,000 residents.
Ashley's outstanding service and planning expertise has helped Memphis draw both State and National recognition for excellence. Under Ashley's leadership, the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan received the American Planning Association (APA) Tennessee Chapter 2019 Outstanding Plan Award and the 2020 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan. As noted in the opening feature article, the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan most recently received its second national distinction, winning the New Urbanism 2021 Charter Award by the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).
The Department wishes Ashley success in her new role as she continues to help lead development and grow the City of Memphis.